Information in Astronomy: The Role of the IAU

  • Johannes Andersen
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 250)


A brief account is given of the role of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in the dissemination of information in and about astronomy worldwide. The focus is on topics where the IAU can and must play a unique role. Practical results, as well as current activities and developments, are emphasized rather than organisational detail or completeness.


Executive Committee Environmental Impact Assessment Space Debris Julian Date Minor Planet 
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    Andersen J. 2000, Mercury 29, Jan/Feb 2000. p. 32Google Scholar
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    Transactions of the IAU, Vol. XXIIIB (J. Andersen, Ed.). Kluwer 1999Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Andersen
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  1. 1.Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics, and GeophysicsAstronomical ObservatoryCopenhagenDenmark

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